Okuma BTX-40 Blue RTX Spinning Reel

Okuma BTX-40 Blue RTX Spinning Reel

Price: $109.99
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeightLine RetrieveMax DragMono Capacity diameter (in/mm)Price
5:0:17BB+1RB8.2oz34in13lbs325/8 (0.25)
230/10 (0.30)
205/12 (0.35)
$109.99 USD

The revolutionary Precision Elliptical Gearing design is patented in a number of countries around the world and is the soul of the Okuma mid to upper-end spinning reel range.

The Precision Elliptical Gearing design uses elliptical shaped oscillation gears which provide exceptional line lay, improved smoothness and maximum long-life durability. The Precision Elliptical Gearing gears are always engaged and provide a very smooth spool stroke, eliminating the spool from jumping as commonly found on many reels.

  • Light Weight C-40X carbon frame, sideplate and rotor
  • Multi-disc Japanese oiled felt drag system
  • 7BB+1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings
  • Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • ALG:Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears
  • Machined Aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool
  • Rigid, forged aluminum handle design with EVA handle knob
  • Hydro Block watertight drag seal
  • Durable 1-pcs solid aluminum, gun smoke anodized bail wire
  • RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
  • RTX spinning reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty
5 Stars based on 17 reviews
By Dain
Indian beach , NC
Still catching fish
June 8, 2021
Bought this over a year ago for something light that could still hold line for the unexpected bull. Working great to this day and it is mostly used for throwing jigs in the surf. I always wash my gear off but no other special treatment. Another underrated okuma product.
  • Light, smooth, affordable.
  • Retrieve rate is on the slower side.
By ida_fishermen
West Wareham MA
A great fishing reel for inshore fishing
December 4, 2020
Had the RTX 40s for 3 years, mostly beach and bay fishing, largest fish a 30 inch striper from the beach. Plug and jig fishing. Just bought a 2nd one as gift for my son. after seeing him get wind knots and more wind knots on a more expensive reel. I have not gotten a wind knot on the RTX 40 s in 3 years. I bought this from Tackle Direct which arrived in days in a well package box containing the reel in a box. Definitely would buy again from Tackle Direct.
  • None
  • Light weight.
  • No wind knots
  • Cast like a rocket, 80 plus yards on 7 foot ugly stick, measure on football field.
  • Reliable, surf has broke over this reel many times with no problems.
  • A few times in the sand with no problems.
  • I'm 65 plus years old, fishing all my life and this is best inshore fishing reel
  • Tackle Direct is great.
By Charles
Levittown, PA
Okuma reel
May 13, 2019
Great little back bay reel for croker and perch
By Joshua
Surfside, Florida
Excellent value!
April 16, 2019
Excellent value. Beautifully made. Super light weight. Looks very cool too. Bought it to pair with a travel rod to take around Florida, Bahamas and other trips. Feels like a much more expensive reel.
  • design, quality, light weight, VALUE!
By Kplus8
La Quinta, CA
Great reel
April 14, 2019
I needed a size 40 spinning reel for my new M/L inshore rod and trust Okuma products so it seemed like a good fit. This proved to be a good purchase as the rod and reel are well balanced. I haven't fished with it yet but will be going after some snook and trout next month in Florida.
By David
Dover, MA
Super smoth and good free spin
April 12, 2019
Nice quality. Sealed drag and comes with line shims. Overall great for the sale price.
  • Price/quality in good.
By Henry A.
Nice reel.
April 4, 2019
Very nice reel for salt water got this reel on sale at half price would buy again.
  • None.
By David
Chattanooga tn
April 3, 2019
Bought this reel to use in fresh & light salt, have not had a chance to use yet but am liking the weight of this reel and it’s line capacity. I have purchased 2 of these, thanks
By Kevin
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Great performance
March 9, 2019
I have used it for three days down in the Sanibel area. I have casted in the surf and fished off of docks. It has been great
  • Lightweight
By Jimmy
Great Value
March 4, 2019
For $59.00 its a great reel
By wcatabay
Nice for the price
February 28, 2019
Worked out well, the reel is light and easy to carry around. Have not caught the big one, but I'm confident it could handle a 20lbs striper in the surf
  • - good price, lightweight, good line capacity
By Ruben
Jacksonville, FL
Solid Reel
February 22, 2019
Really love the construction and it's sooo smooth!!!
By Israel U.
Puerto Rico
Great Value
January 18, 2019
Good reel for the price. Beautiful, well made and lightweight.
  • Lightweight
By Steve
NE Florida
Great reel at a bargain price!
January 7, 2019
The BTX-40 is lightweight has a smooth drag and is perfect for targeting inshore species like redfish and snook. For the price you will be hard pressed to find a better reel. I have two BTX-30's and just added two BTX-40's; I will be adding more soon!
  • Smooth drag
  • none
By Jessie
for the price Okuma is hard to be and right up there with Penn
August 3, 2018
These reels are smooth and great looking and rival most on the market comparative with price.If i were trying to fish on a budget, this is where i go! I do wish the drag was heavier. I caught my first channel cat ( about 10lbs)in the Hudson river on an Okuma while kayak fishing and it was a bit hard to get in. I am used to using penn spinners for bait wand whatnot but these are hard to beat for the price.
  • Great looking and SMOOTH!!!!!!!!!
  • More drag please. Also whether you are there for the sport of it all or table fare!
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Joseph Soliman
from East Greenbush New York asked:
January 5, 2019
I am not familiar with this reel size is it 3000 or 4000
1 Answers
Its closer to a 4000 size
on January 7, 2019

Dennis Guerra
from Corpus Christi, Texas asked:
January 28, 2018
Is this okuma btx-40 blue rtx a saltwater reel???
1 Answers
It does have a sealed drag system and can be used as a light inshore salt water reel.
on January 29, 2018

from Portland, TX asked:
January 4, 2018
Can you put braids on this spool? Thank you
1 Answers
Yes, this reel can handle braid.
on January 5, 2018

from Lake City, MI asked:
March 6, 2018
Is the handle reversible to handle RH retrieve for us leftys?
1 Answers
The Okuma BTX-40 Blue RTX Spinning Reel handle can be used on both sides.
on March 6, 2018


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